Former Education Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
New York, New York
John Merrow began his career as an education reporter with NPR over 40 years ago and in 2012 became the first journalist to receive the prestigious McGraw Prize in Education. John’s work has taken him from community colleges to kindergarten classrooms, from the front lines of teacher protests to policy debates on Capitol Hill. John is a contributor to USA Today, the NY Times, the Washington Post, the LA Times and Education Week. John publishes the educational blog, “The Merrow Report” and his latest book is Addicted to Reform: A 12-Step Program to Rescue Public Education.